From Ignatian education to global citizenship education. And also: human resources, communication, fundraising and sport. These are some of the contents of the recently published third volume of the Jesuit Education Network Guidelines.
An additional step towards constant improvement and growth in the service to students and their families. Jimmy Bartolo SJ, President of the Jesuit Education Foundation, explains: “According to Ignatian pedagogy, the student is always at the centre, he is the only true actor of his own educational growth, accompanied by the many professionals who work at different levels in our schools. These guidelines help us to accompany our students following an Ignatian style.”
“We are going to meet a period – adds Guido Bigotto, Director of the Foundation – that will certainly be complex and that will call us to “re-write” our world, both inside and outside the realities of our schools. The awareness that we are part of a common plan and that the Society of Jesus is at our side, to accompany us in the high-level challenges that await us, will give us even more strength and resolution to try to accomplish the Lord’s will in our apostolic works dedicated to young people, which are of such great value in our Province”.
The network includes schools in Italy, Albania and Malta. Sports centers are also part of it, as well as CeFAEGI and the Fe y Alegría Italia network. In all, there are eleven Institutes, 6.400 pupils and 977 teachers and support staff. The three countries follow different curricula and are governed by different local legislation. Even within Italy itself there are many differences. However, the meaning of the network is precisely that of calling everyone to work together and support each other, at different levels and in collaboration with the other institutions of the Society’s EUM Province.
The volume, confirms, enriches and updates the 2017 texts.
Download the INDEX to vol. 3 of the Guidelines